Black Panther 2 Gets £255M On Opening Weekend


As of this week, it appears Marvel Studios’ Black Panther 2, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, will take an opening weekend total of £157m ($185m) in the United States, and a further £115m ($136m) worldwide. That brings the movie’s opening weekend total to £250-255m ($300m+). In the United Kingdom alone, the film ended up grossing a total of £5.6m ($6.6m) from Friday through to Saturday (via BFI).

This comes without the movie benefiting from the usual earlier Thursday opening in the United Kingdom and Europe that Marvel’s latest releases have been getting of late. That tends to give Marvel movies an extra day’s worth of revenue at the box office.

Black Panther 2 is performing well


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Looking into the movie’s takings at the box office a bit further, the film ended up getting a further £6.6m ($7.9m) from France. Yes. The film was released in France in the end after all that nonsense between Disney and the French film authorities. Black Panther 2 also made a total of £4.5m ($5.3m) from Korea.

However, even though at first glance it would seem as though the film has been performing well at the box office (it’s grossed over 114% more than Black Adam did in its opening weekend), internationally, it’s not performing as well as Marvel and Disney had hoped and expected it would.

Is the film underperforming at the worldwide box office?


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Whether this is the film itself, the ‘cost of living’ crisis that the world is facing, the lengthy runtime, or the Asian markets that aren’t performing as strongly as expected either (or a combination of all these reasons), it seems as though something is stopping the film from performing as well as it was expected to.

Analysts predicted that Black Panther 2’s total box office takings could reach £308m ($365m) on Wednesday, but perhaps we have to taper expectations given that after the film’s opening weekend results, they have now projected a figure of £255m.

Wakanda is on top at the UK box office


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In the UK, it appears the weekend box office will finish with Black Panther 2 on top, not that there was any doubt, Black Adam in second place, having taken another £345k this weekend, a drop of 67% on last week.

It looks like Sony Pictures’ Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile will take third place after it ended up bringing in another £250k on Saturday evening, giving the movie a total of £8.9.m so far. Banshees of Inisherin is in fourth place at the UK box office after it added £246k this weekend for £6.02m total.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is in cinemas worldwide right now.

What do you make of the box office news? Have you seen Black Panther: Wakanda Forever? Will it hit the $1 billion mark? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you!


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